Prada has got to be one of the best-known, most coveted brands on the planet, and surprisingly it's is also one of the oldest, initially founded by the Prada brothers in 1913 in Milan as a shop selling leather goods.
After passing to a daughter-in-law and on again to her daughter, the brand really started its ascension proper in the 1980s with expansion through Europe, a line of shoes and a concentration on dark colours that appealed to the wealthy/trendy. Miu Miu, a younger spinoff brand, was created in the early nineties and the brand continues to expand, widely considered and a status symbol, being mentioned in the title of the film/book “The Devil Wears Prada”.
As one of the coolest names on the planet they obviously had to have a boutique on the coolest, most chic street in the planet. When you're down avenue Montaigne make sure you don't miss it.
Being one of the most fascinating and challenging painting techniques, the technique of pastel was actually very popular and fashionable among the 19th - century artists. French artists, like Edgar Degas, for instance, innovated this technique and employed it with an almost expressionist spirit, making it his primary medium to create some of the finest pieces of art.
Today, the Petit Palais des Champs Elysées Paris gives you an unparalleled chance to see a large body of works made with pastels and which have rarely been shown.
Over 150 pieces out of the museum’s collection which holds around two hundred masterpieces await you. So, don’t miss this outstanding opportunity to discover them.
From Renoir to Gauguin to Degas, many iconic artists are present through their works.
"The art of the pastel of Degas to Redon" started from September 15th, 2017, and will last until April 8th, 2018. So, consider visiting the art museum of the Petit Palais.